Precious Time

From choice I’d have preferred a store voucher, instead of a carriage clock for my mantel shelf, when I retired for there is something strangely perverse in giving a tick tock of any denomination to mark the occasion.  It’s almost an insult, considering a person’s entire working life has centred round the need to arrive…

The Wrinkled English Woman  on Patmos

I was so mad I could have Riverdanced on the spot in sheer temper.  To make matters worse I was minding my own business at the time.  Before she delivered the blow I could honestly say that not only was I happy I was at peace with the world – but let me rewind to…

France – Normandy – Saved For A Rainy Day

Saved For A Rainy Day Despite William the Conqueror invading England in 1066 we do not generally speak French, apart from using thousands of French words we inherited like “impossible”  and “serviette” that invaded our mother tongue.  They are pronounced as we think fit since it is not the wont of Brits to learn other…